Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 122, Issue 1, pp 181–184 | Cite as

On the nature of the particles causing the 2200 Å peak in the extinction of starlight

Letter to the editor
  • F. Hoyle
  • N. C. Wickramasinghe


The recently reported discovery of the essentially spherical molecule C60 provides a possible explanation of the 2180 Å peak in the extinction of starlight, an explanation that appears to be free of objections to the earlier graphite hypothesis


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Hoyle
    • 1
  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and AstronomyUniversity CollegeCardiffWales, U.K.

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